British & Continental Art

September 1116, 2021
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LOT 47

Lot 47

John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)

John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
Lot 47 Details
John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920), British


Pair of oils on canvas; each signed lower left and lower right respectively
Each 24 ins x 12 ins; 61 cms x 30.5 cms

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
  • John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
  • John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
  • John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
  • John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
  • John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)
  • John Andrew McColvin (1864-1920)

Britnell's Art Gallery, Toronto gallery label to the frames verso;
Private Collection, Ontario


The artist clearly signed his last name as “McColvin.” His first and middle initials are compounded which has caused confusion. According to birth, marriage, death and census records, the artist’s name is John Andrew McColvin. He was born in Winlaton, Durham in 1864. In 1901, he was living at Whitley, Tynemouth making his living as an artist. In 1911, he moved to 12 Blackhorse Lane, East Croydon and subsequently to 38 Lebanon Road, where he died in 1920.


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LOT 47

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